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HTC Now Banks On 5G Hub After Struggling With Smartphones

HTC Now Banks On 5G Hub After Struggling With Smartphones”

HTC has announced a mobile smart hub that utilises a 5G network to provide superfast broadband in the home and when travelling.

"From 4K video streaming, to low-latency gaming or staying connected on the go, the HTC 5G Hub is created to take advantage of the game-changing speeds and connectivity of 5G". The HTC 5GB Hub also features both a gigabit Ethernet port and a 5-inch HD touchscreen. We don't have any pricing estimates - it might be mostly bundled in service contracts - but we hear the HTC 5G Hub will become available during H1 this year.

"HTC is proud to bring to market the world's first 5G mobile smart hub", said Cher Wang, Chairwoman and CEO of HTC.

The 5G hub looks like the smart home displays from brands like Google and Lenovo, but is actually intended for taking out with you. It can also replace a Wi-Fi router and remove unnecessary cables with a simple plug-and-play setup.

Sprint announced this morning in Barcelona that "Only Sprint will offer the unique and powerful HTC 5G Hub in the USA beginning this spring".

"Sprint is thrilled be the exclusive US wireless carrier for HTC 5G Hub in the United States", said Dr. John Saw, Sprint chief technology officer.

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The hub has a 7,660mAh battery to ensure that it can last a long time, and it's powered by a Snapdragon 855 chipset and a Snapdragon X50 5G modem.

The HTC offering can also be used for office work as it allows up to 20 people to connect to a single network and also facilitates the addition of a corporate VPN layer. Various carriers, including Sprint, Telstra, and European carries like Deutsche Telekom, EE, Here, Sunrise, and Elisa, will support it as well.

“Sprint is thrilled be the exclusive US wireless carrier for HTC 5G Hub in the United States, ” said Dr. John Saw, Sprint chief technology officer. This device will revolutionise the connected home, enhance mobile gaming and power small businesses in a new way. On the software side, the HTC 5G Hub runs Android 9 Pie. Please visit the HTC 5G Hub website for more information.

HTC and the HTC logo are the trademarks or registered trademarks of HTC Corporation.

With the official start of MWC 2019 now upon us, the first announcement of the conference itself (as opposed to the smartphone announcements beforehand) comes from HTC. HTC is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE: 2498). Qualcomm and Snapdragon are trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated, registered in the United States and other countries.

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